Zangeif got in a work-release program. This meant that he was allowed to work while in jail. At every shift, I drove to his restaurant and had sneaky makeout sessions with him. I'd be lying if I said that his sentence provided no additional thrill -- defiance is hot.
June 21st marked the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, which is commonly associated with kicking off the harvest season. But did you know that it also has a history of instigating some frisky behavior?
The ending of any kind of relationship can be difficult but I am a firm believer that every season ends so that something more beautiful can bloom. View every ending as an opportunity to start over, renewed, with a clean slate.
What are some scenarios you could start to see differently? Seeing them less as the only way to live and more as a reminder that you can choose to live differently.
"We're just going on dates, texting incessantly, and relying on one another for comfort and emotional support," said Dash. "Why try to define that?"
I look around at the ugly light-colored Ikea furniture that the rental agency picked to decorate this apartment. I barely own anything in this room. It's not mine, not part of my life; it just encompasses it. All of this is temporary and unsettled -- fleeting. It has all been used before.
If he acts like your boyfriend, takes down his dating profile, calls you daily, texts you daily, spends almost every night with you, says you're exclusive, and is affectionate in public, why won't he call you his girlfriend?
Never seek approval, as in "I want to go out with you, I hope you like me." Whether your first or fifth, the date is much more likely to be successful when you are true to who you are and not seeking approval from others.
Our relationship used to be a give and take. But from now on, this relationship is a one-way street. I own you for all the great things you can bring my life, but you don't own me in return. I will look up. I will stop. I've got to re-engage in the world instead of feeling engaged to you.
Guys are creatures of habit. You can bet that if you stop over his place and more than once you find him lying across the couch watching sports, this is a reflection of how he lives.
Breaking off a relationship is a giant suck sandwich with a nightmare filling of pain, guilt, fear, rejection, remorse, pity and self-loathing.
Dana and I broke up Labor Day weekend when I caught him in a lie. It wasn't the first, but I swore it would be the last. I asked him to leave the hous...
The truth about love is that it can happen at any moment. It can happen right away, like it did for my mother. It can happen in five years, six months. Or it can happen in just two weeks.
I worry that we are so used to jumping in and out of relationships that we don't even know what's worth fighting for anymore.
I play this game when I am drinking. I find the most absurd looking man or woman and whisper, "That's my boyfriend" to the nearest person with ears. No one gets it. I love it.
Through my personal experiences of love and loss, and through 20 years of counseling countless clients through theirs, I have learned the following truths.